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You spoke and ISPE listened. You asked for more networking and the 2014 ISPE Annual Meeting has it!

One of the most important benefits of participating in the ISPE Annual Meeting is the vast array of networking opportunities allowing you to expand your contacts and heighten your influence.

Networking Events

Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Who: Everyone is invited!
When: Sunday, 12 October, 17.00 – 19.00

Join us for the Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday and help us Come kick off Annual Meeting! You will encounter a ‘laboratory of ideas’ for pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals, as companies from a wide range of disciplines present their products and services prepared to address your greatest needs. Be sure to stop by the Facility of the Year Awards booth to learn about the 2014 Category Winners and their innovative projects.

Light food will be provided, as well as two free drink tickets.

Call ISPE to register +1-813-960-2105.

Dine Arounds

Who: Everyone is invited!
When: Sunday and Monday Evenings

Join fellow ISPE attendees at the restaurant of your choice.

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New Member and First-Time Attendee Orientation and Networking Breakfast

Who: New Members and First-Time Attendees!
When: Monday, 13 October, 07.45 – 08.45

Find out how to make the most of your Annual Meeting experience and ISPE membership at this breakfast.
Be sure to bring your business cards! You’ll quickly start building your lifelong professional network with one of our most popular events: speed networking.

Call ISPE to register +1-813-960-2105.

Young Professionals/Student Luncheon

Who: A special luncheon and orientation for Young Professionals and Students
When: Sunday, 12 October 12.30 – 13.30

Enjoy lunch and fellowship with your young professional peers. You’ll meet other ISPE Members, learn about industry trends and make valuable connections to boost your career potential.

Student Luncheon Details

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Young Professionals Morning Meet and Greet

Who: All are welcome to attend – Young Professionals, Students and veterans alike!
Monday, 13 October, 8.15 – 9.00
Tuesday, 14 October, 7.30 – 8.15
Wednesday, 15 October, 7.15 – 8.00

Join the Young Professionals Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for an opportunity to meet fellow attendees and learn about the educational sessions offered in the education track for young professionals. Brief introductions and overviews of the session topics will prepare you for each day’s education opportunities.

YP Meet and Greet

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Young Professionals Networking Event at Margaritaville

Who: All are welcome to attend – Young Professionals, Students and veterans alike!
When: Monday, 13 October 19.30 – 22.00

Unwind from a busy day with an evening of food and fun with exciting island style entertainment hosted by ISPE’s Young Professionals. Share a glass of wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres while getting to know your industry peers (cash bar).

YP Networking at Margaritaville

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Open Night to Explore Las Vegas

Who: You!
Monday, 13 October

There are many reasons why Las Vegas commands the title as "The Entertainment Capital of the World." Some of the world's most exciting and versatile entertainers have performed there. Enjoy a Broadway hit, A-list headliners or chose from several resident Cirque du Soleil productions, comedy clubs, magicians and more. Visit and select visit for show deals and special offers.

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Membership Luncheon

Who: Everyone is invited!
When: Tuesday, 14 October, 11.30 - 13.00

Join ISPE leadership and colleagues in celebration of a successful 2014. Special recognition awards will be presented for outstanding achievements made this year by Members, Affiliates, Committees, Companies, Authors and Students. ISPE leadership will offer insights on Society accomplishments in 2014 and a look ahead to 2015. *Registration required.

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Exhibitor Lunch and Featured Speaker

Back by popular demand!

Who: All exhibitors
When: Tuesday, 14 October, 11.30 - 13.00

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Jefferson Davis President, Competitive Edge

Practical Strategies to Eliminate the Top Three Challenges Facing ISPE Exhibitors

An effective exhibiting program should visibly and directly support core business objectives and deliver financial value beyond cost. Too often, many companies exhibiting programs fail to deliver on one or both of these key outcomes. Unfortunately, the majority of universities do not offer dedicated courses on the art and science of exhibiting at tradeshows. This session will provide practical exhibiting strategies to address the top three exhibiting challenges identified by ISPE exhibitors through a preshow survey. *Registration required.

Call ISPE to register +1-813-960-2105.

Tuesday Night Party

Who: Everyone is invited!
Where: Hakkasan Nightclub
When: Tuesday, 14 October, 19.00 - 22.00

Located at:
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
*Registration required

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Brunch in the Exhibit Hall

Who: Everyone is invited!
Wednesday, 15 October, 09.15 – 11.00

Don’t Miss this new event! Join in an interactive finale to the exhibit hall. There will be enjoyable food, networking with the exhibitors, and prize drawings.

Call ISPE to register +1-813-960-2105.

Networking Testimonials

See what attendees have to say about their networking experiences at ISPE!

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Blake F. Derrick, Talent Acquisition Lead, Novartis Vaccines
"ISPE has provided countless opportunities for me to network and learn about the biopharmaceutical industry first-hand from experienced professionals. For young professionals looking to build a network in this space and develop their industry knowledge, I can’t think of a better opportunity."

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Mac Dolton, HVAC Group Leader, SNC-Lavalin Project Services, Inc.
“It’s nice to be with people that have the same concerns and invite NEW people in so freely.”

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Amy Lineberry, CPIP, Validation Engineer II, Mangan Biopharm
“The connections I have made are priceless and the experiences I have had networking at ISPE events has prepared me for my career."

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Tim Howard, VP Global Operations, Commissioning Agents, Inc.
“ISPE conferences and the Annual Meeting are valuable forums for me to maintain industry contacts and stay current on industry trends.”

Exhibit Hall

The ISPE 2014 Annual Meeting Exhibition is an exclusive opportunity for you to meet with producers of leading-edge technologies and innovative solutions for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and discuss problems and process with experts in a relaxed atmosphere.

Exhibit Hall Schedule

Sunday 17.00 – 19.00
Exhibitor Set-Up 07.30 – 16.00
Welcome Reception 17.00 – 19.00
Monday 10.30 - 16.00
Networking and Lunch 10.30 – 12.30
Networking Break 14.30 – 15.30
Tuesday 09.30 - 16.00
Networking Break 09.30 - 10.15
Networking Break 14.30 - 15.30
Wednesday 09.15 - 11.00
Closing Brunch 09.15 - 11.00

Exhibit Hall Space

If you were at the last ISPE Annual Meeting at Caesars in 2007, you will see the new space they have built for the exhibit hall. It is located right in the middle of the education sessions in a spacious pillar free ballroom.

View the Exhibit Hall Floor Plan »

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